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July 22, 2012 “What’s In Your Food?” By: Sandra Dear Readers: Some of you might remember the days when grandma made wheat bread with “real” wheat and no additives and preservatives. Today, wheat is made with additives such as gluten, wheat starch, and other starches that we really don’t...

October 22, 2012 “Foods For The Immune System” By: Sandra Dear Readers: As food can cure some diseases and disorders, it can also help prevent them and help decrease symptoms of an existing disease or disorder. Our immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and...

May 24, 2012 "Diet Fads" Written By: Sandra Dear Readers: For many years, we have read about or experienced a number of different diet fads: Low-carb diet (including South Beach & Atkins) Liquid diet Cabbage soup diet Detox diet Grapefruit Diet Diet Pills While these diets do the trick of losing weight, they are not diets...

April 30, 2013 “Herbs: The Cooking, The Healing, and The Warnings” Written By: Sandra Dear Readers: Often the use of herbs are misused. Once a manufacturer grasps some health-boosting information about an herb, they start putting it in everything they sell…..tea, gum, candy, drinks, and other some processed foods....

February 1, 2013 “Maintaining Healthy Bones” Written By: Sandra Dear Readers: Bones play many roles in the body. They provide structure, they protect organs, they anchor muscles, and they store calcium. We start building strong bones during infancy by drinking milk. As our bones grow during childhood and adolescence,...

December 30, 2012 “The Benefits and Concerns of a Vegetarian Diet” Written By: Sandra Dear Readers: There are certainly distinct advantages of a vegetarian diet, then there are various concerns with nutrient deficiencies for those who are vegetarians. The benefits of a vegetarian diet are low-consumption of saturated fat,...

November 24, 2012 “Coconut Oil” Written By: Sandra Dear Readers: Coconut oil is extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts from the coconut palm tree. Coconut oil is used as food and medicine. It is a very stable oil, which means it can cook at very high...